All positions with Population Health are based in Austin, Texas, at The University of Texas System offices.


Open Positions


Grant Proposal Writer. Apply Now.

See below for full description. Applications will only be accepted through the University of Health Science Center at Tyler.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

See below for full description. To express interest, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and writing sample to pophealth@utsystem.edu with TCHMB postdoc in subject line. Select candidates will complete an additional institutional application prior to interview.


Grant Proposal Writer

Job Summary

This position is located in the Austin Office. The Grant Proposal Writer is responsible for providing support to faculty members, principal investigators and other staff in Population Health with technical writing support, the preparation and submission of research proposals and other grants/contracts working with the sponsoring agencies and organizations. Represents the University of Texas System Population Health in the negotiation the resulting contracts or agreements with the sponsoring agency or organization.

Major Responsibilities / Duties / Critical Tasks:

  • Researching, writing, preparing and submitting grant proposals for state and national governmental grants and private foundations.

  • Prepares manuscripts and technical writing support to Population Health.

  • Coordinates contracts and memorandums of understandings (MOUs), including budget development and reconciliation.

  • Tracking proposals and generating grant reports.

  • Researches grant opportunities that align with Population Health

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to agencies, foundation and corporate sources in support of the PI/staff leading the projects

  • Work with finance and accounting department as well as Office of Sponsored Programs to gather information necessary to process grant applications and report to agency/corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs

  • Ensures that all grant reports are completed timely and accurately

  • Ensure appropriate budgets for each proposal are developed including justifications

  • Coordinates Population Health review and final approval process for sponsored proposals prior to submission to the sponsors.

  • Track the status of proposals

  • Negotiates with sponsors on behalf of the Population Health and in coordination with the principal investigators and the Director of Population Health Strategic Initiatives, the terms of contracts and agreements.

  • May be required to personally meet with representatives of sponsoring agencies and organizations, sometimes on site, to finalize terms of contracts/agreements.

  • Interprets University administrative procedures regarding sponsored research and applies appropriate regulations when necessary. Reviews and analyze Population Health sponsored project proposals for compliance with sponsor, federal, state, local and university guidelines and regulations.

  • Coordinates with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler or the University of Texas System contracts and legal staff to assure compliance with all requirements, review and coordination for contracts, grants and other legal agreements.

  • Reviews proposal file for adequate documentation of compliance approvals, budgetary compliance for cost sharing, and time and effort.

  • Reviews budget on a regular basis and conducts budget reconciliations for all contracts/grants and generates reports to assess budget status and needs. Provides counsel and guidance for budgetary corrections.

  • Develop tracking mechanisms to assure that contract and subcontract invoices are submitted and paid, tracks invoices and payments.

  • Tracks contracts and subcontracts and assures that contracts/subcontracts are renewed timely.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Accompanying Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal, state, local and university sponsored project guidelines and regulations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge working with deadlines and under pressure and the subsequent ability to prioritize tasks.

  • Works on several projects with overlapping deadlines.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.

  • Strong technical writing and communication skills required.  Strong organizational skills required.

  • Experience working with Electronic Research Administration and in a Sponsored Projects Office is preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the development of research budgets.

  • Extensive experience with the use of MS Word and MS Excel software.

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States for any employer on a full-time basis.

Required Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree is required. Graduate or Professional Degree is preferred.

  • At least three (3) years’ experience in the preparation, processing, and/or negotiation of research grant and/or contract proposals and or awards is required.

  • Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Work is based in Austin, Texas.


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Opening

Job Summary

The Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies (TCHMB), an initiative of UT System Population Health, is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship in Austin, TX. The successful candidate will play a central role on an applied research project aimed at improving access to postpartum care for underserved women in Central Texas. The project will document the experiences of underserved women when navigating the healthcare system from late pregnancy through 4-6 months postpartum, including the transition between public insurance programs; assess how state programs are understood, utilized, and integrated by providers and by the local healthcare system; and, in partnership with state and local stakeholders, develop recommendations to improve women’s experiences with accessing postpartum care.

Major responsibilities:

  • Recruiting and consent eligible women to participate in the research project

  • Conduct interviews and focus groups in English and Spanish with pregnant and post-partum women on their experiences navigating the health care system

  • Analyze and summarize qualitative data from interviews, journals, and focus groups

  • Present findings to a variety of audiences, including providers, community stakeholders, and researchers

  • Assist with reporting requirements and preparing reports on research findings and recommendations

  • Serve as lead author on at least one peer-reviewed manuscript and co-author on additional manuscripts

  • Other tasks as assigned

Employment period: January 2, 2019-December 31, 2019. Potential for extension pending availability of funding.

Required education: Applicants must have received a PhD in public health, social work, nursing, sociology, public policy, or a related degree within the last three years, or be graduating with a PhD by May 2019 and able to begin working full-time in January in Austin.

Required skills/experience/knowledge: Qualitative research skills, including data collection via interviews and focus groups and data analysis using ATLAS.ti or other qualitative software. Experience working with Latina and/or Black women. Bilingual English/Spanish. Excellent writing and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and with a high degree of professionalism and respect.

Desired skills/experience/knowledge: Interest in women’s health issues and familiarity with related policies in Texas. Mixed-methods and community-based participatory research experience.

Location: UT System Administration Building, 210 West 7th Street, Austin TX. Onsite parking and gym access provided.

To apply: To express interest, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and writing sample to pophealth@utsystem.edu with TCHMB postdoc in subject line. Select candidates will complete an additional institutional application prior to interview.